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Formed: 2001
From: San Diego, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

In early 2001, vocalist Tim Lambesis began writing music and lyrics for what would become As I Lay Dying. After meeting up with guitar player Evan White and drummer Jordan Mancino the group decided to move forward as a three piece. A month later they hit the studio to record “Beneath the Encasing of Ashes” released on Pluto Records in June 2001. Following its release, the band completed a number of tours. Through persistence and hard work “Beneath the Encasing of Ashes” became the top selling Pluto release.

Ready to move forward, As I Lay Dying recorded five songs for a split release with American Tragedy. The evolved follow up caught the attention of a number of people including various record labels. After a 70-day summer tour, the band came home to prepare for the things ahead. In March of 2003 As I Lay Dying signed with Metal Blade Records while recording a full length entitled “Frail Words Collapse.”

This 12-song release features dynamic improvements in both songwriting and musicianship. “Frail Words Collapse” (July 1, 2003) is full of brutal and emotionally driven songs that transition seamlessly from precise melodies to neck snapping rhythms.

With the rigorous tour schedule a new record demands, Tim Lambesis and Jordan Mancino decided to solidify the lineup. After touring with a number of fill ins, As I Lay Dying became complete with the addition of musicians Clinton Norris, Phil Sgrosso, and Nicholas Hipa.

Latest As I Lay Dying News

Below is our complete As I Lay Dying news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Over 40 Bands Confirmed For NEMHF

The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:

Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...

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Demon Hunter Wins HM Magazine's Band Of 2004

HM Magazine have tallied votes by readers who chose their favorite musical acts from 2004.

HM Magazine Readers' Poll 2004 winners (look for the list of runner-ups in the March/April issue of HM Magazine, sometime in late February):

Favorite Band: Demon Hunter
Favorite Live Show: Blindside
Favorite Album: "Summer of Darkness," Demon Hunter
Favorite Song: "Not Ready To Die," Demon Hunter
Favorite New Band: The Chariot
Favorite Indie Band: Disciple
Favorite Singer: Christian Lindskog, Blindside
Favorite Guitarist: Jason Truby, P.O.D.
Favorite Bassist: Traa Daniels, P.O.D.
Favorite Drummer: Jordan Mancino, As I Lay Dying
Favorite Lyricist: Andrew Schwab, Project 86
Favorite Album Cover: Summer of Darkness, Demon Hunter
Favorite Article: "Underoath Tour Journal," David Allen

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"Eye For An Eye" DVD Tracklisting Revealed

Century Media Records will release the DVD compilation "Eye for an Eye – The New Breed Of Hardcore & Metal" (view cover) on February 21st, 2005 in Europe.

Name it the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Emocore, Screamo, Mathcore or whatever – this is just a collection of modern bands that share their true love to Hardcore or Metal music. And it's simply a collection of some of the best music videos that came out during the past two years, you might not see on every music TV channel.

Check out www.eyeforaneye.info for a video trailer, an interview with God Forbid, greetings from Unearth, releaseparty dates and a competition.

"Eye for an Eye" tracklisting: More...

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As I Lay Dying Begin Recording New Album Today

As I Lay Dying begun recording their new album today, while a producer for the effort has yet to be announced, the group look to have chosen Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage) to mix it next month. A release later this year through Metal Blade is expected.

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Throwdown Name Album, Plan Release And Tour

Throwdown are now eyeing "Vendetta" as the tentative title to their forthcoming new album, which they will be recording this February with producer Zeuss (God Forbid, The Red Chord, Hatebreed) at the helm. A July release date through Trustkill is currently expected. In other news, the band will soon be mapping out dates for a six week North American trek alongside As I Lay Dying which is expected to kick off in March. More details will be unveiled shortly.

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As I Lay Dying Ruling Europe

Their first three European shows were a huge success for As I Lay Dying. The band played three headlining shows in Holland and Germany. They enjoyed great turnouts and unbelievable reactions from the audiences. 200 people in Arnhem, 400 and something in Berlin, and over 500 in Karlsruhe screamed, danced and stagedived to the songs of AILD. “The folks in Berlin experienced some of the most brutal pits the German capital has ever seen”, says an attendant of that particular show!

Right now AILD are supporting Lamb of God on their UK tour before they get back to the States to start the recordings for the long awaited new album!

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Shadows Fall On Japan's Extreme The Dojo

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Shadows Fall's show tonight (November 22) at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac, Michigan has been cancelled. There will be no rescheduled date.

Shadows Fall played in Japan for Extreme The Dojo with Killswitch Engage and Caliban last year and can't wait to get back. Here are this year's dates:

Feb. 7 Tokyo Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying
Feb. 9 Osaka Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying
Feb. 10 Nagoya Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying More...

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Bleeding Through & As I Lay Dying Support Danzig

Bleeding Through and As I Lay Dying will be the support bands for the two special Danzig shows in Las Vegas on December 28th and Los Angeles on December 30th. For each show, Danzig will be performing a special Misfits set with Doyle for each show.

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Lamb Of God To Embark On U.K. Tour

Lamb Of God will be embarking on a U.K. tour this December. So far the following dates have been announced:

Nov. 29 – Oxford, UK @ Zodiac
Nov. 30 – Manchester, UK @ University
Dec. 01 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 02 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
Dec. 03 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni
Dec. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Dec. 06 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 07 - Cardiff, UK @ Ifor Bach
Dec. 08 – Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
Dec. 09 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Dec. 10 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler

Support at the shows will come from Throwdown and As I Lay Dying.
Lamb Of God will be touring in support of their latest album, "Ashes of the Wake", which was released last month through Epic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn" was produced by Machine (White Zombie, (Hed)P.E., Pitchshifter, One Minute Silence) and includes guest appearances by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and ex-Testament axeman Alex Skolnick.

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As I Lay Dying To Record New Album

As I Lay Dying are looking to spend the next few months writing new material for their next album which they will begin recording late this year/early next year. While a producer for the effort has yet to be announced, the band have lined up Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage) to mix it in February. A release through Metal Blade is expected in the spring/early summer.

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.

Videos you can vote for: More...

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Cleveland's Strhessfest Details

In an effort to help the underground music scene to thrive, the people behind Strhess (namely artist DEREK HESS), the company responsible for Strhess Clothing and the recent Strhess Tour, have planned Strhessfest. Planned for August 15th, 2004 in Cleveland, OH at the Scene Pavilion, the festival will showcase both musical and visual artists of various levels of success.

Bands scheduled to appear include: THURSDAY, FINCH, CONVERGE, SHADOWS FALL, RECOVER, STRETCH ARMSTRONG, SPITALFIELD, CHRISTIANSEN, AS I LAY DYING, WITH HONOR, UNDYING, RINGWORM, CRITERIA, COUNTERFIT, WHEN SPARKS FLY, REMEMBERING NEVER, BURNT BY THE SUN, HIMSA, SENSES FAIL, BELOVED, CODESEVEN, MIDTOWN, WIRES ON FIRE, MURDER BY DEATH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ABOVE THIS FIRE, AT WIT'S END, and PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS.

Additionally, visual artists BASK, JAKE BANNON, ASTERIK STUDIOS, DARREN DOANE, DAVE QUIGGLE, TES ONE, NØKTURNAL, and AMATHIN, as well as DEREK HESS himself, will be exhibiting their work in the Strhessfest Gallery.

For more information about Strhessfest, including how to get tickets and directions to the venue, visit strhessfest.com.

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Official Pigstock Website Updated

The official website for Pigstock 10 has been updated, and is full of information regarding the 4-stage, multi-band festival that takes place on Friday, August 13 in Davenport, Iowa. Head to www.pigstock10.com to check it out.

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Shadows Fall New Single Available For Download

A brand-new Shadows Fall song, entitled "The Power of I & I", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location.

"The Power of I & I" is the first single off the group's new album, "The War Within", due on September 21 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed disc, "The Art of Balance", was produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed) at Planet Z Studios in the band's home state of Massachusetts. "The War Within", the band's fourth full-length release, features 10 tracks of "sonic devastation" and is said to be the group's "most unrelenting, yet dynamic offering that further proves why they are the undisputed leaders of their genre."

"The War Within" track listing:

01. The Light The Blinds
02. Enlightened By The Cold
03. Act of Contrition
04. What Drives The Weak
05. Stillness
06. Inspiration On Demand
07. The Power of I and I
08. Ghosts of Past Failure
09. Eternity Is Within
10. Those Who Can Not Speak

Shadows Fall will hit the road with As I Lay Dying, Himsa and Remembering Never beginning on July 16. The trek, dubbed the "Strhess Tour", runs through August 19.

Shadows Fall 's "The Art of Balance" has sold 101,200 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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More Killswitch, In Flames, As I Lay Dying Dates

More dates have been announced for the IN FLAMES / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE / AS I LAY DYING tour. Here are all of the confirmed dates:

May 03 - 2004 Clutch Cargos Pontiac, MI
May 04 - 2004 Vic TheatreChicago, IL
May 05 - 2004 The Quest Minneapolis, MN
May 06 - 2004 Pop's Sauget, IL
May 07 - 2004 The Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
May 08 - 2004 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
May 10 - 2004 Showbox Seattle, WA
May 11 - 2004 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
May 12 - 2004 Roseland Portland, OR
May 13 - 2004 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
May 14 - 2004 The Wiltern LG Los Angeles, CA
May 15 - 2004 Soma San Diego, CA
May 16 - 2004 Cajun House Scottsdale, AZ
May 18 - 2004 The Back Room Austin, TX
May 19 - 2004 The Meridian Houston, TX
May 21 - 2004 Masquerade - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
May 22 - 2004 House Of Blues - Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 23 - 2004 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
May 24 - 2004 9:30 Club Washington, DC
May 25 - 2004 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
May 26 - 2004 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
May 27 - 2004 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
May 28 - 2004 Palladium Worcester, MA
May 29 - 2004 The Medley Montreal, QC
May 30 - 2004 Koolhaus Toronto
June 01 - 2004 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY

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New Killswitch And In Flames Tour Dates

A few more tour dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Killswitch Engage, In Flames, and As I Lay Dying tour for this spring. The dates are as follows:

May 3 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargos
May 4 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
May 6 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Sauget
May 7 - Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
May 8 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 10 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
May 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 12 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
May 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG
May 15 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
May 16 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Cajun House
May 18 - Austin, TX @ The Back Room
May 19 - Houston, TX @ The Meridian
May 20 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 22 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
May 25 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
May 29 - Montreal, QC @ The Medley
June 1 - New York, NY @ Roseland

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In Flames: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming IN FLAMES/KILLSWITCH ENGAGE headlining tour, with AS I LAY DYING as support, they are:

May 3 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargos
May 4 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
May 6 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Sauget
May 7 - Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
May 8 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 10 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
May 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 12 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
May 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG

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As I Lay Dying's Video For "Forever" Online

An "unofficial" video for the AS I LAY DYING track "Forever" has been posted online at the Mental Suplex Productions web site at this location. Mental Suplex will also be involved with the making of the "official" "Forever" video which the band are planning on shooting on April 15 at San Diego's Soma.

"Forever" comes off the group's second full-length album, "Frail Words Collapse", available now via Metal Blade Records.

As previously reported, AS I LAY DYING will be supporting KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and IN FLAMES on their co-headlining North American tour beginning on May 3 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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As I Lay Dying Tour Dates

As I Lay Dying, Everytime I Die, The Black Dahlia Murder and Scarlet are set to tour together in March and April. Here are the dates:

March 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
March 24 - Detroit, MI @ Shelter at St. Andrews
March 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
March 26 - Buffalo, NY @ The Continental
March 27 - Toronto, CA @ Club Rockit
March 28 - Montreal, CA @ Salle LX
March 30 - Providence, RI @ The Living Room
March 31 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
April 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
April 2 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
April 3 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
April 4 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
April 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Echo Lounge
April 6 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
April 7 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
April 15 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
April 19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Albee Square

More dates to be announced soon.

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Mercury Switch Back Into The Swing of Things

After filling in with Metal Blade's AS I LAY DYING for the last few months, MERCURY SWITCH guitarist Mark MacDonald has returned home to reunite with his bandmates and pick up where they left off. MERCURY SWITCH will be getting back into the swing of things, starting with some local shows in New England, as well as working on plans for a tour early in 2004.

Check out MERCURY SWITCH at these upcoming shows: More...

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